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Lit-Up Reviews

By: Applied Nutriceuticals


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7.6
10 3

Ranks #84 of 172 (better than 51%) in
Pre-Workout > Stimulant


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ABOUT
Lit-Up is a Pre-Workout manufactured by Applied Nutriceuticals. It is designed to help provide a pre-training advantage by increasing mental focus, muscle performance, endurance and blood flow. This creates an environment optimal for increasing muscle mass and losing body fat.
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AlphandOmega
Rep: +1,272
Trust: 100%
  January 1, 2012


I have taken White Flood, Jack3d, Ravage, 1MR, C4, NO extreme, NO explode, and Assault. So I have had some experience when it comes to Preworkouts.

Taste: 8
I tried the peach tea flavor, for a pwo formula it's pretty good. Has a slight aftertaste which kinda threw me off, but I am interested in effectiveness not the taste. IT WAS AN ADDED BONUS THOUGH!!!!!

Mixability.7
This product did not mix as well as I expected but it was decent enough. The best way I found was to stir it in a glass then let it cool down in the fridge for a bit.

Energy: 9
This product didn't give as much energy as Jack3d did, but I felt it was a solid clean energy that lasted my entire workout.

Focus: 9
I had a solid mind muscle connection while on the product, which gave me great concentration on my contractions. Kept me on track in the gym on what I was there to do time and time again.

Pump:9
This is where this product shines over other pwos I've tried. I got a great solid pump every single time I used this product. Stacked it with creatine, which made it even better. For the last two scoops I had, I stacked with RPM, just to see what would happen. That was probably the best chest workout I ever had.

Muscle building ingredients: 7
This product is different when it comes to this category. Instead of the typical L-arginine or citruline, beta alanine, and creatine blends this had the beta alanine, D aspartic acid, along with several other ingredients. At 20 years old, I wasn't sure what testosterone effects the DAA would have on me. I definitely felt more aggravated and aggresive when I was at the gym while on this, but it could've all been in my head. I noticed slightly better strength and muscle gains on this then my typical pwos with creatine and protein. Nothing extraordinary though.

Appetite: 10
This product did nothing to kill my appetite as other pwos have in the past. By the end of my workouts I would be craving my post workout shakes.

Value: 10
This products is pretty inexpensive everywhere I've seen, just like Jack3d. For me this products contains everything I look for in a pwo so the low price, even at 2 scoops each workout day is a added bonus.
Overall: 9
This product exceeded my expectations as another Jack3d knockoff. It is completely unique on it's own, delivered on everything that was promised, the only thing I don't really like about this product is the artificial preservatives and sweetners in it.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Great Taste
  • No Crash
  • Increased Energy
  • Do Not Mix Well
beaux
Rep: +16
Trust: 3%
  January 18, 2011


There is a great new pre-workout on the market,courtesy of Applied Nutraceuticals, and it is called LIT-UP. The name is an acronym for Lift Increasing Technology.
It is readily available on many online supplement sites, but I purchased it early, directly from AppNut. I believe I paid $36 or so, which I did think was reasonable, and I know it is substantially cheaper if you order through a vendor, like BB.com.
The container is small, as it is a concentrate, but it holds 40 servings if you stick to one scoop. I suspect most users will go for two and I personally take 1.5.
The only flavour is Cherry Citrus. I find it highly palatable, even tasty, and the powder mixes easily in a shaker cup or with a few stirs of a spoon.
LIT-UP imparts a clean, smoothly increasing energy and it lasts for about three hours before gradually tapering off. I felt no crash whatsoever. The energy is not huge, but it is enough stimulation to push you through a long, gruelling workout and there are no side effects to worry about.
LIT-UP is definitely intended for energy enhancement, but it does contain D-Aspartic Acid, which is now all the rage as a testosterone booster. I can't say I noticed anything that might signal higher test levels in my body, but I did seem to be increasing my weights in the gym slightly and certainly pounding out a lot more reps.
LIT-UP contains Beta Alanine and Betaine HCL, two ingredients most lifters seem to favour, and a 'synergistic vitamin blend', which can't be anything but good for you.
AppNut also claims that LIT-UP will not kill hunger and my experience backs that up.
Overall, I would recommend others give this new, and so far unique, preworkout a try. AppNut states on the label, "Keep taking until the tub is empty and then keep buying more." I just might take their advice.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Great Taste
  • Mixes Easily
  • No Crash
  • May Boost Testosterone
  • Won't Kill Hunger
  • Increased Energy
    jcoffman8
    Rep: +19
    Trust: 12%
      May 5, 2011


    Ok, so I have been taking this product now for a solid 2 weeks and here is what I think:

    Taste: I am not a huge fan of the taste, the cherry is just a little too strong for me, but truth is taste for me is not nearly as important as the efficacy of the product. I do wish that they wouldn't use dyes, or artificial crap, but then again there are very few products out there that don't, so it is what it is. All in all, I can deal with the flavor by adding more water to dilute it.

    Effectiveness: This product does a great job and what I would say building up over a period of time (maybe like 30 mins) until you feel a great sense of energy that for me made me wanna go in the gym lift heavy. It almost gave me a sense of mental confidence, I know that sounds cheesy, but it's true. The last couple of times that I have gone to the gym my motivation has been in the sh*ter, and this product made me get off my ass and hit it hard! There was absolutely no crash at all, in fact it took a good hour after I left the gym before I realized that I wasn't feeling that pump anymore, and unlike the "crack" like feeling from other products this was the complete opposite. Nice smooth comedown, not tired, cranky, or feeling depleted. I have a pretty high tolerance for stimulants, (big coffee drinker) so for me I used 1.5 scoops 30 mins before I went to the gym and then mixed another .5 scoop with my Modern BCAA to hydrate and keep that feeling going throughout my workout. I have noticed that my muscles don't tire as fast, but that could also be due to the BCAA's during the workout. The only negative that I did feel (which was my own fault) was not drinking enough water which Ultimately lead to me being dehydrated and leaving that "cotton mouth" feeling. Other then that I like it.

    Value: I think I paid $25.00 at Vitamin Shoppe, which I think is worth it. Truth is all of the pre-workout supplements run around the same price. I like what it did for me, the only reason why I am giving it an 8 is because I am not completely done the product, so I want to see the end results in another 2 weeks.

    If you are looking for a pre-wrokout supplement that doesn't give you the "up and down" feeling, then this is a great product for you. If you can stand the over the top cherry flavor then jump on it, because it's worth it.

     Pros:
     Cons:
    • Mixes Easily
    • No Crash
    • Increased Energy
    • Not A Huge Fan Of The Cherry
    • Wish They Had Lemon Lime



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